SOURCE: Exterro, Inc.


April 12, 2016 09:00 ET

Exterro Brings Project Management to Law Firms With Release of Newest Software

Exterro Project Management for Law Firms Transforms the Way Firms Manage Cases for Their Clients, Maximizing Efficiency in Completing Projects and Driving More Client Value

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - April 12, 2016) - Exterro® Inc., the preferred provider of software specifically designed for in-house legal and IT teams at Global 2000 and Am Law 200 organizations, today announced the release of their newest software application, Exterro Project Management™ for Law Firms. This new solution is the only legal project management product on the market designed for law firms to easily customize and orchestrate the tasks and activities across their varied projects and clients, enhancing visibility, predictability, and collaboration, ultimately resulting in higher value to their clients.

"Exterro has a long and rich history of enabling our customers to apply the discipline of process optimization and project management in order to work smarter within the legal realm," said Bill Piwonka, Exterro Chief Marketing Officer. "Exterro Project Management for Law Firms continues this legacy, as we've architected it specifically to enable law firms of any size to easily tailor tasks, activities, and workflows to match their unique ways of managing projects across their firm. Our simple and intuitive interface makes it easy for even the most technology averse person to immediately become more productive."

Exterro Project Management for Law Firms is designed to enable firms to easily manage the myriad of tasks, activities, and deadlines involved in a variety of legal projects, including e-discovery, matter intake, witness ID and deposition, case management, and more. By taking a disciplined and consistent approach to every legal process a firm is managing, they are able to improve efficiency, control costs, and facilitate communication and collaboration across a broad spectrum of stakeholders. This approach will ultimately drive firm growth as client satisfaction increases.

"As an innovative and entrepreneurial firm focused on providing creative and innovative solutions to managing our clients' big data, we know we need to continually evolve in anticipation of our clients' changing needs," said Adam Poeppelmeier, Katten Muchin. "We are impressed with the ability to effortlessly create customized workflows for a tailor-fitted solution within Exterro Project Management, as we expect the technology we utilize must evolve with us over time. All of the constructs within Exterro's Project Management 5.0 effortlessly create customized workflows for a tailor-fitted solution."

Highlighted features of Exterro Project Management for Law Firms include:

  • Easily Customized Workflows and Process Templates: Exterro Project Management for Law Firms is an incredibly flexible and adaptable solution. The effortlessly tailored workflows let legal teams set their own tasks, activities, and processes for each individual project. Once projects are started, users can easily add new tasks and activities, ensuring that all necessary steps are accounted for in a project. In addition, firms can make their success repeatable across multiple processes; once a project workflow is created, it can be used again for future projects, creating an automated, predictable workflow for consistent, high quality projects.
  • Simple, Intuitive Interface: Utilizing the latest advancements in user design, Exterro Project Management for Law Firms is amazingly easy to use -- even for the most technology-averse people. Incorporating common design elements, users intuitively understand how to perform their required actions and easily move projects forward.
  • Collaborative Platform: Firms can improve client satisfaction by enforcing collaboration and accountability among both internal and external stakeholders via role-based browser access to the application. Fully defensible, auditable workflows and documented processes eliminate chaotic fire drills and ensure that deadlines are met in the most efficient, consistent manner possible.

"Project management orchestration solutions, such as Exterro Project Management for Law Firms, allow an organization to identify repeatable work processes, create workflows that model these work processes, and define the tasks that need to be completed at each stage of the process. Workflow standardization has two marketable benefits: It creates a more efficient, repeatable process, providing clients with cost clarity; and it provides clients with obvious benchmarks against which to measure the progress of their legal matters," said James Duffy, Research Analyst with Blue Hill Research.

Exterro Project Management for Law Firms is offered as a cloud-hosted solution. Pricing is a monthly fee based on a per user basis. To see a demo, or for more information, click here.

About Exterro

Exterro®, Inc. is the preferred provider of software specifically designed for in-house legal and IT teams at global 2000 and Am Law 200 organizations. Founded with the simple vision that applying the concepts of process optimization and data science to the way companies and law firms respond to litigation would drive more successful outcomes at a lower cost, Exterro is once again positioned as a leader in Gartner's 2015 Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software. Built on an open architecture platform, Exterro's e-discovery and information governance software integrates with existing IT, HR, and legal systems to deliver complete visibility into all critical data required for managing information assets more efficiently.

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